Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.
The USDA has announced new funding to encourage broader acceptance of SNAP benefits at farmers markets.
According to recent research, simply calling a food "organic" causes it to be perceived very differently.
The new research lends empirical support to state-mandated fruit and veggie minimums.
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to avert the furlough of USDA meat inspectors and the sporadic closure of meat processing plants. Now it's up to the House.
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has paid much attention to small, local farming during her tenure at the USDA.
Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.
Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.
The USDA warns of hard times ahead for the nation's farmers.
With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.
No power? Here are some tips to avoid foodborne illness.
In hopes encouraging healthier eating habits among the nation's youth, the USDA has proposed a new set of guidelines for food sold in schools.
As early as April, Greek yogurt could be offered in your child's cafeteria.
Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder, and it will be more difficult for many farms to continue to be certified organic producers.
The USDA has decided to allow more meat and grains in school lunches after outcry by school administrators.
According a recent study, herbicide use has increased by 527 million pounds since herbicide resistant GMOs first hit the scene in 1996.
Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.
The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.
The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.
Amid all the doom-and-gloom caused by heat and drought, festivities and some positive news mark National Farmers Market Week.